Following the elections held in july, Marondera Rural District swore in new councillors. They were changes in the following wards, wards 4,5,8,10,12,15,17,19 and 23. Clr Chikukwa was sworn in as the new council chairperson, on the same day.Councillors are key figures in the local government system as they are policy makers at local authority level. They are the drivers of development and service delivery. As they were being sworn in, this marked the start of their  duties. They are accountable and have to deliver to the residents that they represent in their wards.